Our networks are under attack. The year gone by has proved an alarming number of idle hands are busy at the keyboard in an attempt to steal, wreck or otherwise harm our valuable corporate assets and nothing, it seems, will make them go away. Honeypots, however, are one kind of technology that allows us to turn the tables on bad guys; they allow us to take the initiative. A honeypot is a security resource whose value lies in being probed, attacked, or compromised. There are many honeynets deployed around the world. The Irish Honeynet, set up by Espion, Deloitte, and Data Electronics, operational since April 2002, is designed to mimic the Internet infrastructures commonly used by organisations, but it is ‘wired’ with detection sensors that capture all activity to and from the system. The Honeynet is not advertised in any way so any traffic to it from the Internet is suspicious by nature, as it arises from hackers and crackers who are deliberately attempting to identify and attack systems that are vulnerable. For more information on honeyd or honeypot technology in general please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.